Kent Alterman

Director, Semi-Pro

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Former head of Program Development at Comedy Central, responsible for shows like Strangers with Candy and The Upright Citizens Brigade before moving into production at New Line Cinema.  He became executive Vice President of Production in charge of movies like Little Children, A History of Violence and Elf before leaving to direct his first film, Semi-Pro.

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